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French media highlight Cuba’s desire for dialogue with the United States

Paris, Apr 17 - Several French media today published the message expressed by Raúl Castro in the 8th. Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) on the will to develop a respectful dialogue with the United States.

When presenting the central report of the forum installed the day before in Havana, the first secretary of the PCC Central Committee ratified the island’s willingness to build a new type of relations with the northern country, without renouncing its sovereignty and independence, or the principles of the Revolution and socialism.

The newspaper Le Monde reflected the position set by Raúl Castro and recalled that after the rapprochement during the last two years (2015 and 2016) of the administration of US President Barack Obama, his successor, Donald Trump, returned bilateral relations to a tense scenario with the harsh reinforcement of the blockade imposed on Cuba since 1962.

He also noted that the current head of the White House, Joe Biden, has not said a word about the island after his inauguration, despite promising during his campaign to reverse some of the sanctions decreed by Trump.

The newspaper Le Figaro also echoed the intervention of the Cuban leader regarding the will for a respectful Havana-Washington dialogue and his denunciation of the economic war unleashed against his country.

The Franceinfo chain also released Raúl Castro’s message regarding the United States at the Communist Congress, an event that will run until Monday.

Several French media also published the decision of the leader to conclude his mission at the head of the PCC.

“As for me, my task as first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba concludes with the satisfaction of having fulfilled my duties, and the confidence in the future of the country,” said Raúl Castro. (Text and photo: PL)